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Creating Legends Through Mixing: An Audio Engineer’s Guide

Interested in becoming an audio engineer? Understanding the role of audio mixing is an important aspect of creating a successful album. Mixing an album well can launch artists and be mutually beneficial for the engineer. Geoff Emerick, Abbey Road‘s chief audio engineer helped The Beatles reach the stars. Bruce Swedien made Thriller scary good. Nigel …

John Steitz

Instructor, Live Sound and Show Production In 2006, John Steitz graduated from McNally Smith College of Music, and after gigging around the Twin Cities for a couple years, went to work with Carnival Cruise Lines as a Audio Engineer and Technical Director. Upon returning to the Twin Cities a few years later, he went on …

Foley Techniques and Sound Effects: A Sound Design Guide

Films need sound effects to be compelling and entertaining. Before sound effects, a silent movie would play while a pianist added context and emotion to the movie. Once movies became talkies it was important to enhance the audience’s experience through audio and music. The use of Foley techniques became the standard in the movie industry …

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